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St. Anne's Church

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Ranked #4 of 7 attractions in Alderney
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Consecrated in 1850 and built to the design of Sir George Gilbert Scott, this church is one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in the... more » Owner description: Consecrated in 1850 and built to the design of Sir George Gilbert Scott, this church is one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in the Channel Islands. « less
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Lovers of Victorian church architecture are in for a treat when they visit St Anne's. As well as being a magnificent building, it's a real place of prayer, and full of fascinating things, such as the 17th century Bible, and an astonishing 20th century sculpture of Christ's face. The churchyard extension has the resting places of the legendary cricket commentator... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A very tranquil place on this island of calm. The history surrounds you as you wander between those laid to rest. Take your time and also visit the museum which tells, in some detail, of the experiences of those children evacuated in 1940 as interviewed by present day school children.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

A very large church for an island of this size. Would have been nice to have hand held information boards as in some other churches we have visited.

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Swindon
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139 reviews 139 reviews
42 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A good place to to draw aside from busy lives. Contemplative and yet full of history linked to Alderney. Clearly the centre of a vibrant community. Worth a visit.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Family are buried in the cemetery surrounding this fine example of a stone built church. Comforting to know they are at rest in such nice surrounds.

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Lancashire - UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

A lovely Church and well worth a visit. Impeccably kept grounds and great building right in town so easy to get to.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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253 reviews 253 reviews
88 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is a lovely church, called the Cathedral of the Isles because it is huge and beautifully ornate. When you walk in there is the lovely smell of beeswax in the air. Lovely flowers and a feeling of peace. nice to just sit quietly and contemplate.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We visited at Easer and found the congregation to be warm and friendly.The Church of St Anne's is well maintained, large and impressive given the size of the Island. We were invited to ring the bells for the Service which was a great experience. The bells have since been removed for renovation however they are soon to be rehung in... More

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Somerset, England
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312 reviews 312 reviews
215 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

For such a small island St. Anne's Church is large. Very peaceful atmosphere and beautifully kept cemetry.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
37 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

St Anne's Church is beautiful and mum & I attended the Holy Communion Service. We were made very welcome, but the order of service is confusing for visitors. ( I am a regular church goer, but we were given 2 hymn books, a service sheet and booklet, the vicar did try to explain the service but it was over complicated... More

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